Mystery Vehicle



March 13, 2014

Thank you to everyone who submitted their best guess. As the majority of your noted, this month's mystery vehicle was the Packard Panther prototype. The car itself made an appearance at this year's Amelia Island Concours. Given the number of correct answers, we'll have to step up the challenge a bit for next month! 

If you think you have the answer, just head over to the HVA’s Facebook page, or log your best guess in the comments section below. Guess correctly and you have a chance to get a cool HVA ballcap for your trouble. This basic black, fully adjustable cap features an adjustable fit and the HVA emblem on the front. One winner will be drawn randomly from the pool of correct responses on Friday, March 28th. 


Comments

  1. John Levanger Utah

    Those are Packard taillights. its some kind of Packard show car. A Packard Predictor ???

  2. Wes Blackman Lake Worth, Florida

    1955 Packard Daytona - revised and updated by the factory from the previous version. Designed to be a show car, not a production vehicle.

  3. mike baer Venice, Fl

    It looks like about a '52 or '53 Packard, but who knows. I would like to see full picture of this beautiful beast!

  4. Kerry Dunkle Maryland

    1954 Packard Panther

  5. Randy Abercrombie South Carolina

    I believe that is a 1959 Packard

  6. P.Johnson Rochester Hills Mi.

    Packard Panther Daytona Roadster Concept Car 1954

  7. Dave Lethbridge, Ab

    1954 Packard Panther-Daytona Concept

  8. Don Cole Mass.

    Packard Caribean

  9. Hersch stockton, ca

    Looks like a 1954 Packard Panther Daytona Roadster Concept Car

  10. Dan iowa

    1954 Packard Daytona concept

  11. Ron Dana Point

    Looks like a 1956 Packard but a concept car, not a production vehicle.

  12. Lloyd Morris Denton, TX

    1954 Packard Panther concept show car. Very similar tail lights ended up on 1957 production vehicles just before Packard was bought by Studebaker.

  13. Brian Drab Vancouver B.C.

    The car is a 1954 Packard Panther.

  14. Ed Narizzano Maryland

    1954 Packard panther concept

  15. Mike Gavin San Jose, CA

    1954 Packard Panther Daytona - Concept

  16. Will Pereira Whiting NJ 08759

    1954 Packard Panther

  17. bonnie rohrer united states

    1954 Packard Panther Daytona showcar

  18. Bill Hall Holt, MI

    1954 Packard Panther Daytona - Concept

  19. Steve P. Tucson

    1954 Packard Panther-Daytona Concept Car

  20. John Calianno Imlay City,Michigan

    I agree it is a Packard, and looks like a 1956, but not a production vehicle.

  21. Mike Sherman massapequa park, ny

    it is a 1954 Packard Panther Convertible

  22. Jim Richmond Boerne, TX

    It's a 1954 Packard Panther Daytona concept car.

  23. George Flament Waukegan, Il.

    1954 Packard Panther Daytona

  24. Smith New York

    Packard Daytona; the similar Predictor didn't have the same taillight.

  25. Brad Wellington, Florida

    1954 Packard Panther Daytona Concept. A fabulous fiberglass Panther!

  26. Terry J. Butler Alexandria, IN

    I think it looks like a 1957 Corvette.

  27. Mike Fikany Grosse Pointe, MI

    1959 customized Desota

  28. Robert Morang Maine

    1958 Desoto

  29. Alex Whitestone, NY

    Packard Panther. One off concept car.

  30. Todd Adams Michigan

    Packard Panther Daytona Roadster Concept Car 1954

  31. Larry Szostak Hickory Hills, Il

    It's a fiberglass bodied 1954 Packard Panther

  32. Bill Morrow on the road in the deep south

    @mr. butler, not even close.. @mr.Morris, 1957 was a Studebaker.. the guys above are right.. I would have guessed it to be some sort of 1955 Packard Caribbean show car.. I owned a 1948 Packard convertible, my grandfather owned a 1936 or so Packard 120 which he drove from Pittsburgh, PA to San Francisco for my birth in 1937, my father owned a 1955 Packard clipper.. Studebaker put out a modified Studebaker hawk as a Packard in 1957 and maybe 1958.. not a bad looking car at that time..

  33. David Queerson Idaho

    1938 Diamond T pickup model/201... I'm sure of this...

  34. Suart Hyde Paramus N.J.

    1954 Packard Panther Daytona Concept

  35. Larry Swofford Austin, Tx

    I agree.... It is a Packard Panther

  36. Robert Greenville, NC

    1954 Packard Panther Daytona Concept

  37. Diana Brownsville, Texas

    1954 Packard Panther Daytona Roadster

  38. Jim Schwartz Chester Springs, PA

    Packard Panther Daytona Roadster

  39. DICK SHULMAN United States

    1954 PACKARD PANTHER

  40. John Jupiter, FL

    It looks like a 1960's DiDia

  41. Peter Daley Mashpee,Ma

    my guess --1957 Studebaker

  42. steve houston

    My guess was a studebaker hawk of some vintage. Something about it said "studebaker"

  43. Dennis Brickler Wisconsin

    It's a 54 Packard Panther Daytona

  44. John Connelly Livonia, New York

    The mystery car in the e-mail that I received today is a 1954 Packard Panther Daytona Concept.

  45. Jim Cassano Devon, PA

    The car is a Packard Panther Daytona. I saw it at the AACA meet in Hershey PA two years ago. Next to it was a Packard Balboa concept car.

  46. Scotrt Baldwin Mi.

    It looks to me to be a 54 Packard Panther Daytona Concept car.

  47. Glenn Brummer Indianapolis, IN

    This is a 1954 1/2 Packard Panther (Daytona) which was specially modified for William Mitchell, Sr. of the Mitchell-Bentley Corp. in Michigan where four of these cars were built. This particular one is the only one to have these taillights and also the only one to be equipped with a hardtop.

  48. Bob Stephens Willoughby Ohio

    1954 Packard Panther

  49. tom scheffner Kresgeville, Pa

    It's a 1954 Packard Panther - Daytona Concept car. Five were built. This may have been the car that appeared at the Elegance at Hershey Concours last June.

  50. Robert Dorr Maine

    The mystery car is a 1954 Packard Panther Daytona

  51. Michael Berner Wheeling, IL

    The car is one variant of a 1954 Packard Panther Daytona. This version had a straight, sloped, chrome side molding which ran from the headlights down the side to a kick-up just before the tail lights, which were from the 1956 Packard production cars. The other variant had a sloping curved body rib feature which curved down at he rear and the tail lights were from the production 1954 Packard Clipper.

  52. Dino Lanno Columbus Ohio

    Packard Panther Daytona Roadster Concept Car 1954

  53. Kathy Illinois

    1955 Packard Caribbean

  54. BIll Biancaniello Dallas

    1954 Packard Panther Daytona Concept

  55. Jamison Pauly Saint Peter, MN

    1954 Packard Panther (also called "Daytona")

  56. Evans Pseekos Ohio

    It is a 1955 Packard Caribbean

  57. JD Merced, CA

    54 Packard Panther-Daytona Roadster Concept Car M600127

  58. jim United States

    its a 1954 buick sklark convertable

  59. Aidan New Jersey

    1954 Packard Panther-Daytona Roadster Concept Car

  60. mary jones san jose

    1957 Desoto, my aunt and uncle had a car like this when I was 8 years old.

  61. Robert Scholten West Michigan

    1954 Packard Panther Daytona Concept (1 of 5 built)

  62. Christian los angeles

    1954 Packard Panthar!

  63. Laguna Mike Austin, TX

    It is the 1954 Packard Panther show car.

  64. Inger H new jersey

    1954 Packard Panther in pink

  65. David Larsen MA USA

    Packard Panther Daytona show car. Has same tail lamps as my Caribbean.

  66. Stephen Chicago area

    54 Packard Panther

  67. Doug Bartow

    Mid '50s Packard Caribbean

  68. Paul H. Travelers Rest, SC

    It is a Packard Concept Car with removable hardtop

  69. Andrew Wallace Los Angeles, ca

    It's the 1954 Packard Panther-Daytona concept car.

  70. reggie daniel charlotte

    1954 Packard Panther Daytona concept car.

  71. Doc Sarasota, FL

    1954 Packard Panther

  72. Jim L Ohio

    Creative Industries of Detroit built the Packard Panther http://www.coachbuilt.com/bui/c/creative/creative.htm

  73. Tom Howard Wheaton IL

    54-55 Packard Datona Concept. Trunk lid accents key

  74. George Schwend Texas

    It's definitely a 1954 Packard Panther Daytona Roadster Concept

  75. Steve Herron Poulsbo Wa

    Its a Packard Panther (Daytona) show car,, only four were built,,,2 remain.

  76. Harry Fenelon Falls, ON

    Cadillac concept based on Corvette 57

  77. Joseph Guzek Brighton, Michigan 48114

    The car is one of the c.1954/1955 Packard Panther Daytona show care. I think there were four built; they were shown with some styling variations, including different colors as well as different rear quarter panel and tail lamp treatments. There were two "V" emblems on the rear quarters of at least one, three on at least one more, the one you show here, for sure. It's been a long time since these cars were in the press, so I don't have reference material, but the car(s) with three "V" emblems might have had somewhat taller tail fins than the two"V" version. If I remember correctly, the first built had different tail lamps than the one you show here. The side sculpture treatment was different on the earlier version, too.

  78. Alann Boatright Colorado

    It's a 1954 Packard Panther.

  79. Bob Solak troy mi

    1954 Packard Panther Daytona

  80. Mac Montgomery, TX

    1954 Packard Panther (Also known as Daytona) Concept Car

  81. Pat Connell Shelby Twp. Michigan

    1954 Packard Panther Daytona Concept

  82. Steve Hollywood, fl

    1954 Packard Panther

  83. jim cheboygan mi

    1955 Packard 400 concept car

  84. Jack Weiszer Portage, Michigan

    Tt is a 1954 Packard Panther Daytona prototype.

  85. Bill Maxey Tulsa

    1955 Packard

  86. Dennis Johnson Elkhart, In

    Not too much question, it's a1954 Packard Panther Daytona Roadster

  87. Jay St. Simons Island, Ga

    I agree with several that have said that it is a Packard Panther Daytona Roadster Concept Car.

  88. Larry Buess United States

    1957 Desota

  89. Thomas Pindroh Maple Heights, ohio

    1954 Packard Panther Daytona Concept car

  90. Jesse Long Island NY

    This is a 1954 Packard Panther Daytona concept car

  91. Jerry Jusco Michigan

    Packard Panther built for Packard by Creative Industries of Detroit

  92. jimmie roan san antonio tx

    guess I'm never fast enough, several of the Packard concept cars looked like this but this particular car in this color combination appears to be the 1954 Packard panther Daytona roadster concept , love the taillights. I owned a 55 clipper in the 60s and made several trips between san Antonio tx and Los Angeles in it, really wonderful to drive. Mine had the load leveler on it that looked like just a starter motor to raise and lower levers on rear of suspension.

  93. Ray Barkhamsted, CT

    My knee-jerk reaction was a late '50s Desoto of some sort. However, I agree with others that it is some sort of Packard. Maybe as a concept car early '50s would be right, but if it is a production car, I would place it in '57 or '58.

  94. Will Hereford, Az

    1954/1955 Packard Panther-Daytona Roadster Concept Car

  95. Don Samborski Pillager, Minnesota

    Yes it is a 1954 Packard Panther.

  96. Jim LI, New York

    1954 Packard Daytona concept

  97. Terry Cheww Iowa

    Why don't you tell us what the previous month's car was

  98. Thomas O'Brien Macedonia, Ohio44056

    1956 DeSoto

  99. Rod Harruff Indiana

    1954 Packard Panther-Daytona Roadster Concept Car

  100. Bill Fay Fontan ,CA

    1954 Packard Panther-Daytona Roadster Concept Car

  101. Tony C. leland, NC

    The deck lid styling appears identical to the 1954 Packard Gray Wolf II, later renamed the Panther-Daytona, but the swoopy tail lamps are similar to the 1956 Packard Predictor. So I'd guess the photo is one of the two 1954 Panther-Daytona's that were updated for 1955 by Creative Industries. Lets call it the 1955 Packard Panther-Daytona convertible, final answer. TC

  102. Morgan Olson Muskegon, MI

    Your photo looks like a '58 Corvette with Packard tailights incorpoated into the rear quarter panels! ; - }

  103. jack kibbey michigan

    1957 plymouth

  104. Owen Delve Goderich, Ontario. Canada

    1954 Packard Gray Wolf II Panther Daytona

  105. Jim Hyde Park, NY

    1954 Packard Panther-Daytona Roadster Concept

  106. Fred Spokane,WA

    54 Packard Panther Daytona

  107. William Colorado

    1954 Packard Panther Daytona Roadster Concept Car

  108. Old Dude Jim Blanchester, Ohio

    I believe it is a '56 Packard / Studebaker, when they first changed over.for Packard

  109. Rich Tweedle Clinton Twp., MI

    1954 Packard Panther.

  110. Mike Garrison Rice Minnesota

    It's one of the few remaining 1973 Canardleys. This particular model is the Henway and is nothing more than a stripped down Hammerfor.

  111. bonnie maryland

    1955 packard Daytona

  112. mark charlotte nc

    1954 packard

  113. Jim Fraulo Woodmont ,ct

    1954 Buick skylark concept car

  114. Mike Anderson Appleton

    1956 Buick Roadmaster custom

  115. Ben B Georgia

    1956 Packard.

  116. Jim SC

    1954 Packard Panther Daytona Concept

  117. KevFin Rockton, IL.

    I think I saw it on a Wal-Mart parking lot last week, its a '54 Packard Panther-Daytona right? Maybe I saw it with some other old clunkers parked near a Pebble strewn Beach back in 2011. It was one place or the other. I heard somebody picked it up at a flea market for 700 bucks back on March 14, 2009 Seems like a good deal. : ) http://www.rmauctions.com/lots/lot.cfm?SaleCode=am09&CarID=r116

  118. Bernie Albrecht North Jersey

    I believe it is the 1954 Packard Panther Daytona Concept that was at a car show in PA several years ago. It was before my time, but a friend who built cars with George Barris pointed it out.

  119. Tom Loftin Oklahoma USA

    This was a tough one. First thought it was a Packard Predictor but it is a Daytona, 1954.

  120. Gary vista, ca

    Mid-50s Packard Panther. A great feature; keep up the good work

  121. Even-Andreas Eng Willimantic CT

    1956 Packard Caribbean

  122. Mike Yesensky Tempe AZ

    1954 Packard Panther Daytona with updates to 1955, by Creative Industries I believe

  123. Richard D Hamell RUsh NY

    The large fins pointed to 1957 model vehicle, but through research it is a proto-type car - Here 54_Packard-Panther-Daytona-DV_13- Here's a quote from a website I found:http://fabwheelsdigest.blogspot.com/2013/06/1954-packard-panther-daytona-roadster.html - 1954 Packard Panther-Daytona Roadster Concept The Packard Panther was a show car, built in 1954 to showcase some of the more radical ideas Packard was considering for its production models in the mid- and late-1950s. The Panther was a two-seat "personal luxury" sporting convertible, with Packard styling cues but much lower stance. A total of four Panthers were built, of which only two survive. Originally, the cars had 1955 Clipper taillights, but these were subsequently removed and replaced with the Senior Series' "cathedral" style units. (wikipedia) The Panther’s body was an innovative one-piece fiberglass molding, a daring move for a full-size car that measured some 200 inches long. The Packard Panther was based on the standard 122-inch wheelbase Cavalier chassis. A two seat roadster, its body is so low that it becomes a sleek, aerodynamic package. At the front Packard designer Dick Teague managed to integrate a low, full width grille with the classic Packard radiator shape. Powered by Packard’s 359 cubic inch eight driving through Packard’s Ultramatic automatic transmission, the concept was rushed to be completed in time for the Daytona Beach speed trials. The Panther turned in a speed of 110.9 miles per hour through the official Daytona Beach time clocks. Its performance induced Packard to rename the concept car the Panther-Daytona. Three more Panthers toured the country along with the Daytona Beach car generating publicity for Packard. Of the four Panthers, the copper coloured car is the only Panther with a removable hard top. It was sold for $700,000 in a 2009 auction. (supercars.net)

  124. Jim Larson Waterford Mi.

    1955 Packard [production tail light] , a 1954 concept car w/ custom type trunk lid.

  125. Jeff Limerick West Harrison, IN

    195x Packard Panther updated to a Daytona with 55 Packard trim

  126. Kevin Illinois, USA

    1954 Packard Panther Daytona Roadster Concept Car

  127. Rich Metz Wisconsin

    1954 PACKARD PANTHER

  128. Ed Brown Palos Hills IL

    Has to be from when Packard merged with Studebaker mid 50's probably had Packard's name. 57 Studebaker tail lights look the same but without some of the chrome add-on's. The "v" trim has to be Packard.

  129. John Troy MI.

    1957 Desoto

  130. mike beal oregon

    This cars is b-a-ad to the bone! It's a 1954 packard panther daytona Roadster concept!!

  131. CJ Texas

    I have to agree with Packard Caribbean...

  132. Melvin Bray Canada

    It looks like a 1955-56 Packard Daytona Hardtop convertable.

  133. shawn cole Kansas

    1955 Packard caribbean

  134. Wyatt Michigan

    A 1954 or 55 Packard Clipper or Caribbean

  135. Robert Sanford United States

    1955 Packard convertable

  136. Larry Meridian Idaho

    Its a 1954 Packard Panther-Daytona

  137. Kevin ansell Pittsburgh, pa

    It looks like a 1954 Packard panther daytona

  138. Skip Vink Phoenix

    1954 Packard Panther Daytona Concept taken at Elegance at Hershey 2013

  139. Jack Bittner Bellingham, WA

    1954 Packard Panther

  140. Neil Statesboro

    Everybody that said 54 Panther got it right, it's one of Dick Teague's amazing showcars. The tail lights became the standard set for all the senior cars in 55, in 56 they got a little red octagon instead of a golden "v"

  141. Andy New York

    1954 Packard Panther Daytona Concept

  142. Joe Ct. USA

    1954. Packard Panther Daytona roadster concept car m600127.

  143. Carlo Raco Courtice Ontario, Canada

    1954 Packard Panther Daytona Concept, Dick Teague and later renamed Panther-Daytona and was a 2 door with removable top.

  144. barry Hackney Houston, TX

    Panther Daytona concept car

  145. L J Texas

    1954 Packard Panther Daytona Roadster Concept Car

  146. Tim P. West Bloomfield,MI

    1955 Packard prototype Panther Caribean

  147. Larry Swiggart Sandy,Oregon

    1954 Packard Panther Daytona Concept

  148. RL United States

    54 Packard Panther

  149. Edward Morris Mt. Zion, IL

    1954 Packard Panther Daytona

  150. Robert Silver South Bend, Indiana

    1954 Packard Special Edition built just previous to the merger with Studebaker.

  151. Christian Caron Thunder Bay Ontario Canada

    1954 Packard Panther Daytona Concept

  152. Bob Howe Arlington Texas

    1954 Packard panther Daytona Concept

  153. Roy Ross Sunnyvale, California

    1954 Packard Carribean

  154. Terry Jensen 57 Chrysler Imperial?

    Just a W.A.G.

  155. robert gieringer anchorage alaska

    I believe it to be a 1958 Packard Patrician. A Russian version of the same vehicle was produced for affairs of state, but I do not know the name of it.

  156. R panek Cicero, N.Y.

    1950's packard panther.

  157. Rick United States

    1954 Packard Panther Daytona Concept

  158. Dan New Bedfortd,Ma.

    I believe it's a Packard Panther

  159. Robert roper Braintree ma

    1954 Packard Panther concept car

  160. Rick Miller Pennsylvania

    Packard Clipper

  161. Mark Paquette Jackson M i

    This is a 1954 Packard Panther

  162. Ed Batruch Syracuse, NY

    1954 Packard Panther Daytona concept

  163. Wayne Pursh Plum Borough PA

    1954 Packard Panther show car

  164. Burl Hurley Texas

    1958 Lincoln

  165. Mike Van de Kamp Green Bay, Wi

    1954 Packard Grey Wolf II (Daytona Concept)

  166. Kerry Cincinnati

    Its a Packard Panther Daytona Roadster Concept Car 1954 - Gorgeous!

  167. Manny T. New Jersey

    56 Packard Patrician

  168. Dan Holman Spokane, WA.

    1954 Packard - Panther Daytona Concept Car

  169. Jo Black Fort Wrrth, Texas

    1954 Packard Panther

  170. Jim VB Hudsonville, MI

    1954 Packard Panther-Daytona Roadster Concept Car (Grey Wolf ll)

  171. Christian E. Easton Sr Bloomington, IN

    The car is the 1954 Packard Panther-Daytona Roadster Concept Car, fitted with hard top, the two place vehicle was one of the first attempts to build a body without the help of Briggs Bodies. . The car was shown with bronze colored rubber and white-wall tires. Over the top. To me, this car bears a stunning resemblance to a later built Cadilac Eldorado. Hmmmmm

  172. John Raines Corry , PA.

    This is a 1954 Packard Daytona. Only four were ever produced and only two exsist today.A concept car introduced for 1954, the Packard Panther was a fully functional automobile capable of high performance and sheathed in an incredible fiberglass skin. The body's fiberglass construction was a major innovation given its length of nearly 17 feet. Parts of the shell had to be a whole inch thick just to offer sufficient structural integrity. Designed by Dick Teague, the bodies were created by Mitchell-Bentley. With a 359c.i. eight pushing 212hp and feeding a 2-speed Ultramatic auto transmission, the Panther was incredibly drivable for a concept. Four were produced, and one was used as a real driver by William Mitchell, Sr. of Bentley-Mitchell. This very car, the only Panther ever created with a removable hardtop.

  173. Gary Sacramento

    That is a 1954 Packard Panther rare concept car

  174. Gerald Goodkind Johns Creek, GA

    1954 Packard Panther Daytona concept car

  175. Jim Price United States

    My first glimpse said Lincoln. My second thoughts were Corvette, Gold V, Trunk accents. Further review tho makes me agree with the Packard concept version of thought.

  176. james cape girardaeu,mo

    it is 1954 Packard concept car

  177. Mike DiGiovanni Woodland Park NJ

    1954 Packard Daytona

  178. John Furno Northern Ill.

    1954 Packard Panther Daytona

  179. Chris Hrivnak Cleveland OH

    Packard Panther

  180. Joe Monroe Township NJ

    It is a 1954 Packard Panther Daytona

  181. Tim O'Blenis Nova Scotia

    1954 Packard Panther/Daytona concept

  182. Jim E. texas

    55 or 56 Packard

  183. TomE The Sea Ranch

    It's a 1954 Packard Panther roadster

  184. Vickie Hall Los Lunas, New Mexico

    I agree with those who think it is a 1954 Packard Panther Daytona Concept Car

  185. Mike Maryland

    1954 Packard panther

  186. Billy Wood Searcy AR

    This was not a regular production model car. I believe it is a 1957 Packard Hawk show car

  187. Kerry Mahon Riverview,Mi.

    1954 Packard Panther Daytona Roadster Concept Car

  188. David Broschat Schertz, Texas

    Packard Panther Daytona a concept car introduced for 1954, the Packard Panther was a fully functional automobile capable of high performance and sheathed in an incredible fiberglass skin. The body's fiberglass construction was a major innovation given its length of nearly 17 feet. Parts of the shell had to be a whole inch thick just to offer sufficient structural integrity. Designed by Dick Teague, the bodies were created by Mitchell-Bentley.

  189. Glenn B Colorado Springs co

    It a 1954 Packard Panther. I was leaning towards Plymouth fury but I could tell it wasn't right and that Styleline with decklid is what threw me off.

  190. everette vanhooser United States

    1954 Packard Panther Daytona Roadster

  191. Robin Terry Coy Midlothian, VA

    It's obviously Vladamir Putin's 2014 Lada Niva Cossack Mk 12!!!! Ok, maybe not but that's a lot more interesting answer than a 54/55 (depending on my source - fast Eddie who still sells hubcaps out of his double wide) Packard Panther Daytona Concept car, yatta yatta, which we all looked up under Packard on the internet. Anyway, thanks for the interesting articlesand may all your Pontiac Azteks run like the wind!

  192. jack jacobson roseville,michigan

    1955 packard predictor or something called (request) both concept never made production. both had the trough back vertical grille of early packards

  193. Zeak Seabolt Louisville

    1955 Corvette Concept Car

  194. Bob Robb Virginia

    Packard Panther Daytona

  195. CARL SANDERS CLIFTON HILL, MO 65244

    MY GUESS.... A 1954 PACKARD PANTHER DAYTONA WITH A SUPERCHARGED STRAIGHT EIGHT ENGINE. A GORGEOUS AUTOMOBILE

  196. Dennis M. Maryland

    1952 concept "Daytona" Packard

  197. Joe Mancuso United States-Chicago area

    My guess is for a 1954 Packard Panther Daytona Concept Car

  198. Michael Muller United States

    Definitely a 1954 Packard Panther.I saw one at the Saratoga Automobile Museum Concourse in 2013.It reminds me what could happen if you hired a Studebaker design team to create a new Packard concept car.

  199. richard branda United States

    1954 packard daytona concept car

  200. Lyle Wiese Oregon City, OR

    1954 Packard Panther Daytona

  201. Robert Lattanzio Bloomington, IL

    1954 Packard Panther Daytona show car.

  202. Bruce Ramsdell Whitecourt Alberta Canada

    Your mystery car is a 1954 Packard Panther Daytona Concept

  203. Honker Michigan

    This looks like a Chip Foose version of an American Motors Marlin

  204. Sam Hupperich Raymond, Mississippi

    Packard Panther-- Daytona Concept

  205. Michael Carter Houston, Texas

    1954 Packard Panther-Daytona Roadster Concept car with removable hardtop

  206. Denis Lepel Rochester NY

    This is a 1954 Packard Panther

  207. Bill Bryk New Buffalo Mi

    1954 Packard panthther-Daytona Roadster

  208. Larry Indiana

    1954 Packard Panther Daytona Concept Car

  209. Ken Sofa

    1954 Packard Daytona Concept - Beautiful Automobile!

  210. Roy Doolin Hardin, Tx

    The article and all of the comments were very interesting. It is one of four 1954, fiberglass bodied, 2-seat, Packard Panther Daytona Roadsters, designed by Dick Teague and built by Mitchell Bentley Garage. One was hurriedly finished in time for the 1954 Daytona Speed Week, where it ran 110.9 mph. I believe that one ran over 130mph later, after it was sorted out. It had a 359 ci 8 cylinder engine with an automatic transmission. One had a removable hard top.